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Design: The Secret Behind Effective Digital Learning Experiences–Part 2

In our first blog on this topic, we began to reveal the secret behind the magnetic allure of games, simulations, and other online performance-based digital learning experiences. We showed you a well-aligned, well-designed simulation-based science performance task. In this blog, we’ll show you how the design of a digital performance task directly influences the richness of…

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Science in Today’s Curriculum

Science in Today’s Curriculum

Science in Today’s Curriculum A unique approach to Science from VictoriaPorras2

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Protected: New Website Design for CEE (Council for Economic Education)

Protected: New Website Design for CEE (Council for Economic Education)

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So You Want to Make an e-Book

Here are some insights into different formats available for creating e-books—and some issues to consider. When picking an e-book format, you’ll be making trade-offs among these factors: device compatibility (What devices/platforms can customers read it on?) sales compatibility (Where can you sell it?) features (What does it look like? What can it do?) ease/cost of…

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Skate Park Performance Task

We have become proficient at developing performance tasks closely aligned to NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards). Of course, a good performance task aligns to standards across multiple disciplines. The following task was developed for middle grades and for these learning goals. Please watch the video and then try the performance task. We’d love to hear…

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Page Composition in the Digital Era

You likely have heard the Riddle of the Sphinx: “What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon, and three in the evening?” Oedipus solved the riddle with one word: “Man.” He didn’t interpret the time of day literally, and he knew that a baby crawls on all fours, an adult stands…

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Getting Ready for the Internet of Things (IoT)

What Is the IoT? Watch this video for a quick overview. How Will the IoT Affect the Education Industry? For several years, publishers have been developing “smart” curricula that can adapt to students. Cell phones were once banned in schools, but now they are often seen as a valuable asset. As technology changes, so do our expectations.

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What is metacog?

What is metacog?

Watch this video for some behind-the-scenes thinking about metacog, our ground-breaking data analytics work. What is metacog? metacog is a series of APIs (application programming interfaces), or more simply put, software tools that give information to other software applications. What does metacog do? metacog is the engine in your car. It’s the paint on your paintbrush. It’s…

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What’s Next? Part 4: NextGen Digital Experiences

This is the fourth in our series of posts about the changing landscape in education. In the video below, our Director of Digital Solutions, Michael Rogers, discusses what’s next in digital development. I’ve added a few more insights below.

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EdTech Tip: Plagiarism

In our last EdTech Tip we discussed how we approach fact checking in the digital age. One of the keys to fact checking is to put the onus on the writer: document your sources. This saves the fact checker time, and it has an added benefit—it makes it easier to  detect plagiarism. Plagiarism is not necessarily something done by evil…

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